What We Do
Our charity is dedicated to raising funds for Avalanche Canada. Through the work of Avalanche Canada, winter backcountry users are provided with a safety net of programs that help them make good decisions while travelling in avalanche terrain. These programs include daily public avalanche forecasts for western Canada, public avalanche safety education, and training seminars targeting the diverse demographic of users who enjoy Canada’s spectacular snowy backcountry.
Did You Know?
While most avalanche fatalities (about 80%) occur in BC, almost half of the victims over the past decade were residents of Alberta. And of all snowmobilers killed in avalanches in BC, about two-thirds were from Alberta.
But Avalanche Canada’s programs are making a difference. On average, 11 people die each year in avalanches. This number is the lowest it’s been since the mid-90s. Considering the exponential increase in winter backcountry use over the past 20 years, this is a remarkable achievement.